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Labor Day Means Big Business On Lake Martin

WNCF TV

Date: 9/1/2014 8:20:00 PM

That's meant more seats taken up at the Kowaliga restaurant. "Definitely a little busier than last year during the same weekend. Weather is nice. Football games affected us a little bit but we get the auburn crowd that stays at the lake over the weekend

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State of Alabama Faced with Drought

News Center ABC 11 WTOK

Date: 8/30/2014 3:28:00 PM

There's also a moderate drought in the southeastern corner of the state and an area north of Lake Martin in eastern Alabama. State climatologist John Christy says things could improve since rain chances increase this weekend

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Navigating through Labor Day weekend traffic

CBS 42

Date: 8/29/2014 10:25:00 AM

Be aware of a construction zone in Cleburn County from AL-46 in Heflin to west of the Tallapoosa River. Crews will not be working since their week will ends at noon on Friday but be alert as you drive through this zone for possible lane closures and

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Drought spreading across Alabama; relief could be on the way

ABCNews4

Date: 8/28/2014 11:09:00 AM

There's also a moderate drought in the southeastern corner of the state and an area north of Lake Martin in eastern Alabama. State climatologist John Christy says things could improve since rain chances increase this weekend. For the latest weather

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Sylacauga woman killed in single-vehicle crash

Al.com

Date: 8/28/2014 11:08:00 AM

COOSA COUNTY, Alabama – A Sylacauga woman was killed Wednesday night in a single-vehicle crash in Coosa County. The Alabama State Troopers identified the woman as Stacia Bearden, 38.The accident happened at 8:30 p.m. on U.S. 280, nine miles northwest of

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• River: Tallapoosa River
• Surface Area: 41,000 Acres
• Shoreline: 880 Miles
• Length: 31 Miles
• Volume: 1,622,000 Acre Feet
• Drainage Area: 2,984 Square Miles
• Average Depth: 41 Feet
Lake Martin is located in the central part of the state of Alabama (U.S.) in the counties of Tallapoosa, Elmore, and Coosa. It is a 39,180 acre lake with 700 miles (1,200 km) of wooded shoreline. Lake Martin was formed after the completion of Martin Dam on the Tallapoosa River. Martin Dam generates hydroelectric power and is owned and operated by Alabama Power. After construction of the dam in 1926, Lake Martin was the largest man-made lake in the world.

Lake Martin is a popular recreation lake for swimming, boating, fishing, water skiing, camping, and golfing. The lake is known for having clear water with some locations having visiblity of 15 vertical feet. Waterfront neighborhoods and luxury homes are located around the lake and have direct access to the shoreline. The shoreline is regulated by Alabama Power Company.

Boating access areas and marinas are numerous on Lake Martin.


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